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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By Lycosaurus
Plenty of talc was used during installation....

Plenty of talc was used during installation. These are not tiny rips or tears as can be seen in the photo below. Not sure if I could identify the original tear causing the deflation.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By Lycosaurus
Inner tube is shredded (many tears/rips) from...

Inner tube is shredded (many tears/rips) from when we taxied away from the active runway. I do not suspect anything other than my not checking the air pressure on a scheduled basis (which I will do...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-15-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By Lycosaurus
Towing

Jeff sent me a video of our baby being towed back to the hangar:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM3NcveWoHw&feature=emb_logo

Have also updated the original post.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-14-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By Lycosaurus
Have the wheel at home now and plan to crack it...

Have the wheel at home now and plan to crack it open in the next few days.

I brought back home tools and supplies for working on the wheel, as our province is in a lockdown (of sorts) for the next...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-13-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By Lycosaurus
Tire pressure check

Yes, checking tire pressure more often is the key. Glad it happened on home turf.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-12-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By Lycosaurus
First flight of the year! ... flat tire :-(

Shirley and I went out for our first flight this year. Sunday was not the best day for ceilings, however turbulence was low and we had a nice flight.

Upon our return (CYRP), our landing was fine...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-14-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,350
Posted By Lycosaurus
That's what is being specified now in Odyssey's...

That's what is being specified now in Odyssey's PC680 documentation. The old batteries were labled 220CCA (See earlier post for image of label on my old Odyssey battery).
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-14-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,350
Posted By Lycosaurus
My old batteries (one has a date of 2009)...

My old batteries (one has a date of 2009) gives..... CCA: 220A
https://i.imgur.com/IuNX6At.png?1

(Sorry about having to use a a link, somehow could not embed image)
Forum: International 03-17-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,366
Posted By Lycosaurus
AERO "postponed" to next year

via Google Translate:

The world is upside down. Nevertheless, it is also important to look ahead at Messe Friedrichshafen. Since the decision to postpone AERO Friedrichshafen, which was planned for...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-04-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,853
Posted By Lycosaurus
Gorgeous weather (clear skies in the morning),...

Gorgeous weather (clear skies in the morning), about -7C, however there was a stiff cold wind. We were on our way out when we met Terry arriving in his RV6A.

Am avid photographer (Jean-Pierre...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-28-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,853
Posted By Lycosaurus
Mo just published a short video (2 min.) of him...

Mo just published a short video (2 min.) of him running the plow this afternoon. Update ... it is 110 feet wide.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIH0kjdp5bk&feature=youtu.be

Commentary is in...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-28-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,853
Posted By Lycosaurus
3,300 feet of runway ...

I just got off the phone with our host, Maurice (Mo). He tells me that the runway is all plowed and according to him, wheeled planes should be fine on it. Caveat Emptor though.

Runway is 34, with...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-27-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,853
Posted By Lycosaurus
I will attempt to provide an update, if/when I...

I will attempt to provide an update, if/when I get one, and will post it here.

I don't have Mo's address, however your daughter can call the phone number on the poster for information: 819 682-5273
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-25-2020, 02:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,853
Posted By Lycosaurus
Here is a photo of former RV7 builder Michel...

Here is a photo of former RV7 builder Michel checking out Mo's with his Bearhawk (Monday February 24th).

https://i.imgur.com/py5vnXv.jpg
Photo: Michel Roy
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-24-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,789
Posted By Lycosaurus
It's ON!

Mo's Fly-in is ON. Runway (ice) is plowed and date is set for Feb. 29, 2020. I posted details here:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=179847
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-24-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,853
Posted By Lycosaurus
Thumbs up Ottawa, Canada - Mo's Fly-in Feb 29, 2020

Looks like Mo's Fly-in is ON again this year. The ice runway is plowed. Only a 10 minute flight for us, but we are sure looking forward to it again this year.

Now just hoping for good weather on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-23-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,294
Posted By Lycosaurus
Great find Hans. Let us know how it works out.

Great find Hans. Let us know how it works out.
Forum: ADS-B 12-28-2019, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,320
Posted By Lycosaurus
This thread needs some posts in order for people...

This thread needs some posts in order for people to see it and vote.

I voted, but not commenting for either camp.
Forum: ADS-B 12-13-2019, 03:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,513
Posted By Lycosaurus
LEO

The Aireon payload is on an Iridium NEXT satellite which has a low polar earth orbit. There are 66 (65 according to aireon) operational satellites with 9 spares loafing...
Forum: Canada 11-22-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,838
Posted By Lycosaurus
I will need to search for it, then scan it. Will...

I will need to search for it, then scan it. Will try to get it to you.

Some inspectors may take on a more aggressive stance on the certification requirement. First time I hear of that one in Canada....
Forum: Canada 11-21-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,838
Posted By Lycosaurus
What Canadian_JOY said :-) Transport Canada...

What Canadian_JOY said :-) Transport Canada inspector had nothing more to say to me after that.

Included block diagrams and possible failure modes/mitigation, because in Canada we need to be able...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-21-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 31,002
Posted By Lycosaurus
The cooling fan is the issue, as it is designed...

The cooling fan is the issue, as it is designed to be more efficient in one direction.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 08-13-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,876
Posted By Lycosaurus
In July 2018 I flew with my friend in his RV9A to...

In July 2018 I flew with my friend in his RV9A to Cold Lake, Alberta, and we had the privilege to see Jon perform his routine as a Redline member. Saw him again at Ohskosh the following week.

I just...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-12-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,343
Posted By Lycosaurus
I never had the opportunity to see CTA, but I...

I never had the opportunity to see CTA, but I don't really feel like I have to now after having attended Leonid's show. They exude energy and optimism on stage. It must be a grueling tour to perform...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-09-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,343
Posted By Lycosaurus
Hey Vlad, it was nice seeing your compatriots....

Hey Vlad, it was nice seeing your compatriots. Seeing Chicago music being played by consummate professionals ... always a good cause. Then again, the threshold for a good cause to go flying is fairly...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-09-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,343
Posted By Lycosaurus
The weather conditions were "severe clear". Makes...

The weather conditions were "severe clear". Makes for very easy flight planning.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-09-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,343
Posted By Lycosaurus
To Plattsburgh NY to see a CTA cover-band concert

I got hooked on a Chicago Transit Authority cover-band called Leonid and Friends a few months ago (check them out on YouTube). Found out they were going to perform in northern USA so I booked us some...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By Lycosaurus
LED bulb

https://www.pilotlights.net/led-bulb-t10-t10-194-base-led-aviation-auto-bulb-white-10-30-volts-dc

$12.95. Check for fit (there's a compatibility chart on that web page)

There are some images of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-27-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 550
Posted By Lycosaurus
Toronto Raptors Parade

OK, so I am a little late with this one. Parade was on Monday June 17, 2019.


A day off... what to do? Let's fly to the Raptors' Parade, says Shirley. Ok, says I.

We left Carp (CYRP) early Monday...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-26-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,425
Posted By Lycosaurus
Well, the photo was taken before the owlet got a...

Well, the photo was taken before the owlet got a ride. You should have seen him after the 5 hour flight! :-)

That hawk does look big, but surprising light to carry. His design is like Vans aircraft...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-25-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,425
Posted By Lycosaurus
Ottawa - St.Catharines - Thunder Bay (PnP)

Early morning of June 22nd, we flew a Canadian Wings of Rescue (pilots and paws) mission to deliver a hawk to Thunder Bay and return with an owlet to St.Catharines (near Niagara...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,294
Posted By Lycosaurus
Didn't catch how many hours/years on the engine....

Didn't catch how many hours/years on the engine.

I have not used RTV, and I don't think it is recommended for fuel systems. I have used Hylomar Universal Blue as a gasket dressing, and that really...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-05-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,294
Posted By Lycosaurus
My o-320 gives me a MAP of about 11 at 800 rpm....

My o-320 gives me a MAP of about 11 at 800 rpm. Yours is showing MAP of almost 15, which I suspect would indicate an intake leak. I would be inclined to check that area again, including any...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-19-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 40,794
Posted By Lycosaurus
https://i.imgur.com/FgwNTSk.jpg Four pilots and a...

https://i.imgur.com/FgwNTSk.jpg
Four pilots and a bear.


https://i.imgur.com/IBbwZrj.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/OJ4HgSH.jpg
CJ
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-19-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 40,794
Posted By Lycosaurus
A wonderful day for a meetup. Thanks for the...

A wonderful day for a meetup. Thanks for the invite CJ.

https://i.imgur.com/2gfCwVv.jpg
Getting ready for departure from Carp airport (Ottawa) to meet CBP officers at Ogdensburg. They always greet...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-23-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,378
Posted By Lycosaurus
No reply

I have tried to contact the Wellers regarding fly-in dates on several occasions. I have received no replies. They did receive my images of the event though, which are posted...
Forum: Safety 09-16-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,103
Posted By Lycosaurus
LOCK

I replaced my avionics master switch with a locking toggle switch.

https://media.digikey.com/photos/APEM%20Comp%20Photos/631H~22V.jpg
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-15-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,378
Posted By Lycosaurus
Weller Farm Fly-in date for 2019

No date posted yet, but I would imagine it will be beginning of September sometime (my guess is Sept. 9). I will post on this site when I find out.

The Wellers will likely post their next fly-in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-13-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,378
Posted By Lycosaurus
Runway in use was 01. Slight wind from the south,...

Runway in use was 01. Slight wind from the south, but the runway is uphill as you said, and aids in shortening stopping distance. I did not find it particularly difficult (other than some trees at...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-13-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,378
Posted By Lycosaurus
We'll make sure to try to meet for the...

We'll make sure to try to meet for the Memphemagog winter event. http://www.ctq2.org/flying/flying-on-the-ice/

Not when this happens, but I am sure Vlad knows all the details :-)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-11-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,378
Posted By Lycosaurus
Vlad made it there around 11:00, and we straggled...

Vlad made it there around 11:00, and we straggled in about 12:00. I was hoping to at least see Vlad fly by.

For next year, keep this link handy: http://www.ctq2.org/flying/

For our US pilots: A...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-11-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,378
Posted By Lycosaurus
Arrival of an Antonov...

Arrival of an Antonov AN-2
https://i.imgur.com/BlkKueV.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/R84HjRi.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/7x2yXY0.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/FwzuFzx.jpg

Hummel Bird. We had seen the same...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-11-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,378
Posted By Lycosaurus
Vlad made it too! He flew in earlier in the...

Vlad made it too! He flew in earlier in the morning but did not land ... it's a Russian...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-11-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,378
Posted By Lycosaurus
https://i.imgur.com/8vbk9dY.jpg https://i.imgur.c...

https://i.imgur.com/8vbk9dY.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/6VdWz1q.jpg

Beefalo burgers being cooked
https://i.imgur.com/O3e0BMZ.jpg

Hungry pilots
https://i.imgur.com/gBwQ1x2.jpg
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-11-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,378
Posted By Lycosaurus
Carp ON to Stanstead QC

Last Sunday we flew to the Weller Farm (http://www.ctq2.org/) (CTQ2) in Stanstead following a lunch invitation for Beefalo burgers. Hmmm. Took about an hour and
20 minutes and though Montreal air...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-08-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 53,171
Posted By Lycosaurus
Vibrations - Gone

Installed Russ' o-ring intake kit last weekend. Took it out for a test flight, wow, my vibrations are gone. Manifold pressure at idle is around 10 inHg. Nice smooth running at low idle. Nice...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-15-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,888
Posted By Lycosaurus
Amazing scenery

John, with your videos and Vlad's previous trip photos, you are taking us all along for a good ride. Thanks. Looking forward to the next installments.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-12-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,888
Posted By Lycosaurus
Hello Vlad :-) John, we are also anxiously...

Hello Vlad :-)

John, we are also anxiously awaiting progress reports and photos.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-30-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 132,525
Posted By Lycosaurus
Can't get enough ... keep them pictures coming

Vlad,

You could make a mint selling access to chapters of your life. Can't wait for next installments of your trip photos.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-30-2017, 03:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 663
Posted By Lycosaurus
Planned RV Fly-out to KCGS Washington DC

Hello All,

We had a weekend flight to Washington, landing at College Park (KCGS) several weeks ago. Missed visiting the aviation museum at College Park (they have one right at the airport). How...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-20-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,833
Posted By Lycosaurus
I have no problem with my age, it's my body that...

I have no problem with my age, it's my body that thinks otherwise.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-20-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,833
Posted By Lycosaurus
Mark, I take it you missed the Washington DC trip...

Mark, I take it you missed the Washington DC trip report:
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=150405 (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=150405)

The secret is out, so...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-20-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,187
Posted By Lycosaurus
It sounds and looks a little more convoluted than...

It sounds and looks a little more convoluted than it really is (I take it Doug was having some fun with that). First thing is to talk to the airport manager and they will walk you through what to...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-19-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,833
Posted By Lycosaurus
Fill it out, print it, sign it, scan it.

Fill it out, print it, sign it, scan it.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-18-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,187
Posted By Lycosaurus
How to get PIN, fingerprinting etc.

I have posted how to obtain the FRZ PIN, especially from a Canadian's perspective.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=1181338#post1181338
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 06-18-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,833
Posted By Lycosaurus
Getting the FRZ PIN, Washington DC- just DO IT

In order to fly in to the Washinton DC Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ) you need to have a unique PIN code that positively identifies you to the Potomac TRACON when you file a special flight plan (for...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-14-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,187
Posted By Lycosaurus
Thanks for the comments. An interesting angle...

Thanks for the comments.

An interesting angle for viewing the Whitehouse is from the rooftop of the Washington Hotel. There is a bar at on the rooftop, so we thought we might just pay a visit....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,187
Posted By Lycosaurus
Smile Time to head back to the airport and to the...

Time to head back to the airport and to the weather briefings, secret-handshake flight plans, Canadian customs declaration etc. I had already filed the eAPIS on Friday, so that was taken care of....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,187
Posted By Lycosaurus
Lincoln...

Lincoln Memorial
http://i.imgur.com/3cejlae.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1MZMdI9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/pwBPrRS.jpg

Upon the recommendation of our host Rand, we celebrated my 60th at the Old Ebbitt...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,187
Posted By Lycosaurus
National Library of...

National Library of Congress
http://i.imgur.com/9MbcCJf.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/CQOobD0.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1rSXBAQ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/SpYobv6.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Qk01qZS.jpg
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,187
Posted By Lycosaurus
Our RV9’s panel is a few switches short of being...

Our RV9’s panel is a few switches short of being called a command module.
http://i.imgur.com/9BEuhfr.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/mz7j22Y.jpg

Sometimes a camera's perspective does funny...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,187
Posted By Lycosaurus
While the motto below may not always ring true,...

While the motto below may not always ring true, the landing may not be as much fun if the pilot was intercepted by an F15 in the FRZ.
http://i.imgur.com/ihcsiHL.jpg

College Park has an aviation...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-12-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,187
Posted By Lycosaurus
June 2017 - Capital to Capital (Ottawa to Washington DC)

Ottawa to Washington DC

I have wanted to visit Washington D.C. for the longest time. My first visit was many years ago (I was 18 then, can you believe it) with my high school friend Jack. We managed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,222
Posted By Lycosaurus
The good and the bad of Nav Canada

Nav Canada has worked out pretty good for us over the years, with a fixed fee of $70 odd dollars with tax for us small GA owners. I can fly VFR or IFR with that.

The downside recently has been that...
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